Emporia State University

The Teachers College

Special Education


Campus Box 4003

1 Kellogg Circle

Emporia, KS 66801

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Autistics Spectrum Disorders, M.S. in Special Education (Concentrations in High Incidence and Gifted, Talented, and Creative).

Format: Online

Program Description:

The graduate program in Special Education is dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth with special needs – children and youth with mild/moderate disabilities and/or children and youth who are gifted, talented, and creative.  Both programs have a 24 credit hour endorsement program and a 36 credit hour master’s degree.  The curriculum of each program meets the endorsement standards for Early Childhood through Late Childhood (Grades K to 6) and Early Adolescence through Late Adolescence (Grades 6 to 12).

A degree program must be completed and approved before the second term of enrollment.

Candidates in the High Incidence concentration complete a comprehensive examination if they are in the master’s degree program.  Gifted candidates can complete the comprehensive examination or thesis.  For candidates selecting the thesis option, a thesis committee consisting of two faculty members from the field and one member outside the field will need to be selected. Students selecting the thesis option are required to take an oral examination over their thesis area and research.

Students selecting the non-thesis degree option will be required to take a written comprehensive examination at the end of graduate study covering their course work.



National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Kansas State Department of Education

International Student Requirements:

For International Student admission, please visit the International Education web site.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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